Assistant Professor



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Job description

The Departments of Geography and Anthropology (G&A) and African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Geography to begin fall 2023. A PhD degree or its equivalent in Geography or a related field such as Ethnic Studies is required at the time of appointment. The appointment will be full-time (nine-month) with a 2-2 teaching load. The position is a joint hire between the departments of G&A (51%) and AAAS (49%), both in the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We seek applicants who will complement current faculty research and teaching on environmental issues and race as they pertain to the university’s emphasis on coast, energy, and/or agriculture and can contribute to our new and growing Concentration in Environmental Studies and to the newly formed Department of African and African American Studies. The position should be particularly attractive to those doing research on climate justice, environmental racism, Black political ecologies, and similar topics, especially in the Gulf Coast region.

Candidates should have a promising program of research, publication, and extramural funding. Expectations are to teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students. The two departments offer BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Geography; BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Anthropology; and a BA degree and graduate minor in African and African American Studies. At the undergraduate level, we are looking for a colleague to teach World Regional Geography and courses in the Environmental Studies Concentration, preferably cross listed with African and African American Studies courses.Human geographers have found ample opportunities to collaborate with cultural anthropologists and other members of the department and university. Faculty in the department also contribute to interdepartmental programs in Coastal Studies, International Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

We welcome applicants who bring additional dimensions of diversity to our program.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work – Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Essential Position (Y/N): LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management ([email protected]).

HCM Contact Information:Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed [email protected]

We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. Therefore, LSU is firmly committed to an environment that affords respect to all members of our community. We will work to eliminate barriers that any members of our community experience.

To make LSU a place where that can happen, we must recognize and reflect on the inglorious aspects of our history. We now acknowledge the need to confront the ways racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism, LGBTQ+ phobia, intolerance based on religion or on national origin, and all forms of bias and exploitation have shaped our everyday lives.

We accept personal and professional responsibility to eliminate bias and oppression wherever they are found. We understand our obligation to speak up when we see bias whether it be in our teaching, study, or daily work. Our community will educate themselves proactively and continuously about how to intervene and bring bias to the attention of others with commitment and compassion.

We will hold ourselves accountable for our actions and inactions, and for maintaining intentional, measurable, and meaningful efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion, including through ongoing evaluation of our policies, practices, and procedures.

How to apply

Application materials, including vita, description of research program, sample of scholarly writing, evidence of teaching excellence, and a copy of your transcript(s) should be attached to the electronic application. Applicants should submit a separate diversity statement addressing commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations in their past efforts and plans for future inclusiveness in teaching and research. Original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please include contact information for three individuals who may be contacted by email or phone for recommendations. Materials must be bundled into 5 or fewer files for submission to the electronic system.

Review of applicants to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): 

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.